Image:MooreSchool001.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Moore School of Electrical Engineering
The '''Moore School of Electrical Engineering''' at the University of Pennsylvania
came into existence as a result of an endowment from Alfred Fitler Moore on June 4, 1923. It was granted to Penn's School of Electrical Engineering, located in the Towne Building. The first dean of the Moore School was Harold Pender
The Moore School is particularly famed as the birthplace of the computer industry:
* It was here that the first general-purpose Turing complete digital electronic computer, the ENIAC
, was built between 1943 and 1946.
* Preliminary design work on the ENIAC
's successor machine the EDVAC
resulted in the stored program
concept used in all computers today, the logical design having been promulgated in John von Neumann
's ''First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC
'', a set of notes synthesized from meetings he attended at the Moore...